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The Douglas Register: Being a Detailed Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797


By: William MacFarlane Jones, Pub.1928, reprinted 2023, 408 pages, soft cover, ISBN #978-1-63914-110-4.

Goochland County was created in 1728 from Henrico County.  The Douglas Register is an extremely valuable set of records covering births, marriages, and deaths from 1750 to 1797. The registers are for St. James Northam Parish (Dover Church) and King William Parish both of Goochland County.  These entries under the headings of births, marriages, and deaths are arranged in alphabetical order covering several thousand persons for Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa, Orange, and Spotsylvania Counties. The author has also included lists of Huguenot settlers at Manakin-Town (King William Parish) and an index of Goochland County wills, 1728-1840, containing approximately 1,000 names with references to dates and locations.